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Title: Making Sense of Making Waves: Co-constructing Knowledge and Group Understanding Without Conceptual Convergence
Authors: Hardy, Lisa
White, Tobin
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Hardy, L. & White, T. (2016). Making Sense of Making Waves: Co-constructing Knowledge and Group Understanding Without Conceptual Convergence In Looi, C. K., Polman, J. L., Cress, U., and Reimann, P. (Eds.). Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, Volume 2. Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: In this paper we argue that collaborative learning doesn’t necessarily have to culminate in convergent conceptual change in order to be a success—that divergent perspectives can maintain tensions that are productive for learning even if they don’t get reconciled. We analyze the individual perspectival understandings demonstrated by students during and after a collaborative task, and argue that this lens provides mechanisms for showing how collaboration can be productive even in the absence of convergence. We discuss some implications for theories of group understanding, and designing face-to-face CSCL environments and activities.
URI: https://repository.isls.org/handle/1/184
https://dx.doi.org/10.22318/icls2016.92
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